Kew GardensÂ was a great experience of highlights that reined throughout the day.
ThisÂ dense and humid greenhouse was filled with loads of exotic trees and plants; someÂ of which are, theÂ cacaoÂ tree, (which makes chocolate) and papaya trees, which produce yellow, mango looking fruits.
The cacao is a type of palm tree, which then is made intoÂ chocolate. Cacao plants can also be made into different moisturising.
Papayas are soft, sweet, yellow fruits, that can be make into medicines, to cure diseases.Â In the rainforest, animals like monkeys, can eat the seeds, but humans cant because theyÂ are poisonous, and you would get a bad tummy ache.
Poo. It is a very useful thing in the rainforest. What happens is an animal comes along, (in this case, a monkey,) and eats the whole fruit. Later on, it swings along the branches of trees, and poos. Then the seed uses the poo as fertiliser, and starts to grow. It becomes nice and healthy.
Some of us were able to spot some peacocks, going towards the badger sett. You had to keep an eye out because they were more commonly spotted by bushes. Despite seeing them, we got the chance toÂ see their feathers come out. The feathers were very colourful and pretty. As you would have gathered, it was a memorable trip.
By Keira Harvey